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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Mid 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2473 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Mid 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the size. There are some less positive comments about the price.

performance, usability, portability, design, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Mid 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


I love navigating myself around the screen, it's made so easy and smooth with the great multifunctional touch pad. The screen is also a pleasure to look at, the colours really pop!

Oct, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Amazing product, great design. Perfect


Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Super fast, very sleek, fires up immediately.

Battery gets depleted quite quickly.

Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


The 2015 MacBook Pro model was chosen as it had more ports than the 2016 or 2017 models. HDMI, USB and thunderbolt ports provide me with more options without having to purchase additional converters.

Heavier than 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pros

Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Fast performance, great resolution, easy to master etc etc etc

Okay I paid but seriously is a laptop worth more than a 2006 Ford Focus Zetec that has taken me over 100,000 miles

Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Easy to use, powerful and a stunning display. Compact in size and very light... virtually silent running.


Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Unable to comment.

Unfortunately I needed a computer that operated on windows for a program I use so this product wasn't suitable for me.

Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Apple Mac Book Pro is just what you expect from laptop, perfect size and weight, it starts straight away without logging in startup programms like on the standard laptop/desktop. Just love it!


Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


It has a fast startup , also looks sleek and smooth and is practically weightless

Battery drains quite quickly

Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Quiet, comfortable, low latency.

Not so far

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes


Battery capacity (Watt hours):71.8
Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam:N / No


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes


Colour of product:Aluminium / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Aluminium / Silver
Product Type:Notebook


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA2E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Graphics 5100


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard number of keys:79
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad


Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):1300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y


GPS (satellite):N / No
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60


Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:4x1, 2x4
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.5
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.8 / 3
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4308U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):28
Tjunction:100 C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:83507
Processor code:SR1ZU
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y


Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center\n- Mac App Store / TV-RF In, DVI-D, D-SUB 15-Pin, AV1 (SCART 1) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS, RGB), AV2 (SCART 2) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS), Composite Video In, S-Video In, Component Video 1/2, Composite Video out
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X Mavericks


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Flash memory:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.9 / 219
Height :1.8 / 18
Width:31.4 / 314